Entering their 30s, women often notice that the luminous skin they enjoyed in their 20s is starting to change. As cell turnover slows, skin looks duller, while decades in sun begin to take form in sun spots and fine lines.
The 30s are the time to take proactive measures to keep skin looking radiant and young, a task that women can accomplish by following these essential tips:
Cleanse Your Skin
This decade is no longer a time to slack on essential face washes before bed. To maintain your skin’s balance and health, be diligent about going to sleep with a fresh, clean face. Opt for a mild face wash to help protect the natural barriers.
Brighten Dull Skin with a Peel
When dead cells start to turnover more slowly, the skin begins to lose its luminosity. By using a glycolic acid peel once or twice a week, you can penetrate and exfoliate dull skin, regenerating it and leaving it bright and youthful.
Meet Eye Cream, Your New Best Friend
Most women first show signs of aging around the eyes, where skin is thin and years of contact with the sun and smiling have taken their toll. Take advantage of the nighttime to repair the damage. Find an eye cream with niacinamide to combat redness, caffeine to decrease inflammation, or retinol to build collagen.
Though signs of aging may show themselves slowly in your 30s, it is important to prevent more damage down the line. To help minimize wrinkles, use a good moisturizer with SPF every day in combination with a weekly treatment of a retinol-based product to improve production of collagen—an essential part of maintaining skin’s elasticity. Women can also help reduce sun spots by using Vitamin C serums to keep skin healthy.
Though skin will inevitably begin to alter with age, these tips will help you maintain its radiance and health—allowing you to look your best throughout your 30s and beyond.